I have been remiss in not thanking those who voted for me in this years Catholic New Media Awards.
Best Blog by a Man
American Papist: Not Your Average Catholic: 223
What Does the Prayer Really Say?: 144
The Curt Jester: 65
Fallible Blogma: 55
Catholic and Enjoying It: 33
American Papist: Not Your Average Catholic: 107
The Curt Jester: 103
What Does the Prayer Really Say?: 86
Creative Minority Report: 73
Most Entertaining Blog
American Papist: Not Your Average Catholic: 123
What Does the Prayer Really Say?: 115
The Curt Jester: 73
Creative Minority Report: 57
Conversion Diary – The Diary of a Former Atheist: 48
Thomas Peters of the American Papist beat me out this year in funniest blog. That is a good thing since my web hosting company has complained about the bandwidth for all my banners from previous year wins.
Normally each year I would run attack ads against those competing against me in this category, but this year I didn’t and you can see what happened. Attack ads work so next year I will be ready. In fact I am going to start by looking more closely at Thomas Peters. Notice how he puts “American” first instead of “Papist” showing his priorities. A real Catholic would put Papist first such as “Papist American.” And what is up with his motto “American Papist: Not Your Average Catholic!” Pretty prideful I would think. Not exactly showing the humility of a true Catholic. So remember Thomas I am keeping at eye out on you.
A special congratulations to Jennifer at “Conversion Diary – The Diary of a Former Atheist” who won Best Blog by a Women. I have read her blog from before she became Catholic and she is certainly one of the best blog writers. Though in St. Blogs there is a wealth of excellent women bloggers. Best new blog went to Faith & Family which is contributed to by Daniel Bean and a solid team.
So look over the list of blogs and podcasts that made the top 5 in voting. I can certainly recommend every single blog, site, podcast listed (except that Thomas Peters guy I am keeping my eye on).
Thanks once again to Josh LeBlanc and the other people who make these awards possible in the first place.